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DL165 G5 / OS Installation from USB / Thumb Drive

DL165 G5 / OS Installation from USB / Thumb Drive

Hi Team,

I do purchase of DL165 G5 for 5 units, the vendor not supply me with the CD/DVD ROM. Also this server is not hook up to the SAN. DL165 G5 not supported with Smart Start except the CD Bootable Diagnostic Utility.

Can i use front USB to boot with my OS Linux / Windows is copied to the 8GB thumb drive.

Please advice me any step to do ; or any white paper as guideline.

Do try for few days; failed to do; need opinion.

Thanks


Rgrds,
Zuls
4 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL165 G5 / OS Installation from USB / Thumb Drive

hi


so yo are trying to install Linux - windows booting from USB Key

which windows? which linux?

which errors you get when you say you failed?
any specific procedure you follow

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!

Re: DL165 G5 / OS Installation from USB / Thumb Drive

Hi,

Seem it's not any error; What i mean by the error is seem it not recognize the USB that i have hook to the front USB port. Windows 2003 and RHEL 4 AS.

Any other upfront setting do i need to do before put in the USB.

Thanks

Rgrds,
Zuls
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL165 G5 / OS Installation from USB / Thumb Drive

well if you check in google you will find lot of info related with kinda of difficult I would say

much easier get a USB CD-ROM at least for me
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Pieter 't Hart
Honored Contributor

Re: DL165 G5 / OS Installation from USB / Thumb Drive

Copying the OS-files is not sufficient to make the usb-key bootable.
search for the HP drive key boot utility

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?lang=en&cc=US&swItem=MTX-UNITY-I23839

maybe this helps
Pieter